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Thunder part-owner Aubrey McClendon dies in single-car crash

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -DECEMBER 25: Oklahoma City Thunder owner Clay Bennett, right, speaks to Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon during the NBA season opening game December 25, 2011 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Oklahoma City defeated Orlando 97-89. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

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Thunder part-owner Aubrey McClendon, one day after being indicted on conspiracy charges, died today.

The Oklahoman:

Aubrey McClendon died after a vehicle crashed into a bridge on Midwest Boulevard between Memorial and NE 122 this morning, police announced at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

The single-vehicle accident happened about 9 a.m., a fire department spokesman said

Jacob Pramuk of CNBC:

McClendon crashed into an embankment while traveling at a “high rate of speed” Wednesday morning, said Capt. Paco Balderrama of the Oklahoma City Police Department.

“He pretty much drove straight into the wall,” Balderrama said.